We all go through times in our life where it feels like stress consumes us. There are also many different coping mechanisms to overcome this stress. One mechanism that I find particularly soothing is turning to the Bible to find verses that comfort me in times of stress. Here are 15 different Bible quotes to get you through times of stress.
Positivity is so important in life. A lot of times we always go to quotes for empowerment but I have realized that just one word can be just as powerful. Here is a list of inspiring words.
Realizing your self-worth is important. Self-worth can really make or break a persons personality. Always know that you are worthy of respect. And also, never compare yourself to others.
Be courageous in life. Life has so many opportunities so do not be scared to grasp any opportunity that comes your way. You have the ability to do anything you have your heart and mind set to do, even the things that frighten you.
When you are feeling down and feeling that nothing you do is ever good enough, know that you are more than enough. And yes there is always room for improvement but when it comes to my self-worth I always have to remind myself that I am enough.
Be thankful. A lot of times we forget how blessed we are. We focus so much on stress and the bad things that are going on in our lives that we tend to forget all of the beautiful things we have in life.
Focus on your goals, focus on positive things, and focus on the ones you love. Do not focus on things that will keep you from not reaching your goals and people that do not have good intentions for your life.
Laughing is one of the best forms of medicine. Life is truly better with laughter.
Through the good and the bad you are a warrior. Be strong, soldier.
Seek new things. Allow yourself to grow in life. Do not just be stuck.
During the bad times, no matter the circumstances, have faith that everything will be all right.
Start living because life is honestly way too short. Live life the way you want to live. Do not let anyone try to control you.
Enjoy everything that life has to offer. Enjoy even the littlest of things because, as I said before, life is short. And plus, there is no time to live life with regrets.
Believe in yourself and never stop. Believing in yourself brings so many blessings and opportunities in your life.
A lot of times we look for things to fill an empty void that we have. Usually what we are looking for comes when we are not looking at all. Your serendipity will come.
Share your ideas with the world. Creativity brings change to your life. However you chose to use your creativity do not be scared to show your intelligence, talent, and passion.
The world is already full of so much hate, so love unconditionally with all your heart.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), social anxiety disorder affects 15 million adults in the United States. It is one of the most common mental illness and yet a lot of people don't know what social anxiety disorder (SAD) exactly is and have misconceptions about it. Social anxiety is often misunderstood as shyness. However, SAD goes beyond shyness. For someone with SAD, daily social interactions can be stressful to handle because of fear of negative evaluation and embarrassment.
To eliminate misunderstandings and spread awareness about SAD, here's a picture diary of what a day in the life of a socially anxious person looks like.
"I better hurry and switch off my alarm before my roommate wakes up. I'm afraid she might hate me for waking her up this early."
"I know the answer to this question but I'm too scared to answer. What if it is wrong and I embarrass myself in front of everyone?"
"I better lower the volume of my phone. Someone sitting next to me might hear what music I'm listening to and judge my song choice."
"I better keep practicing my order in my head otherwise I might stumble upon my words and make a fool of myself."
"I am just going to delay answering this call as I'm afraid to answer the phone. I don't know who is on the other side and am not exactly sure what to say."
"I'd rather not sleep, as if I try to, I'll be reevaluating all the embarrassing moments of my day."
Along with these thoughts, a person suffering from SAD might also experience physical symptoms like nausea, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. If your day looks anything like the picture diary above and you have been experiencing physical symptoms, do not be afraid to seek help.
According to a survey conducted by ADAA, 36% of people with social anxiety disorder report experiencing symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking help. If you are someone who is suffering from SAD, always remember that there's hope. Always seek help as social anxiety disorder is treatable through medication and therapy.